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Writing West: Freeman’s California

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October 22, 2019 Tuesday, 7:00 pm

The new issue of Freeman’s focuses on California, ground zero for some of the most crucial questions of our time. Editor John Freeman joins contributors Catherine Barnett, Elaine Castillo, Jennifer Egan, Maggie Millner, and Xuan Juliana Wang for readings and conversation.

Cover Art - California by John Freeman - Carla Cain-Walther
  • Author Photo - John Freeman Deborah Treisman - Carla Cain-Walther

    John Freeman

    John Freeman

    John Freeman, a native Californian, was the editor of Granta until 2013. His books include How to Read a Novelist, Tales of Two Cities, Tales of Two Americas, and Maps, his debut collection of poems. He is executive editor at the Literary Hub and teaches at the New School and New York University. His work has appeared in The New Yorker and The Paris Review and has been translated into twenty languages.

  • Catherine Barnett by Jacqueline Mia Foster - Carla Cain-Walther

    Catherine Barnett

    Catherine Barnett

    Catherine Barnett is the author of three poetry collections, Into Perfect Spheres Such Holes Are Pierced, The Game of Boxes, winner of the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets, and Human Hours. Her honors include a Whiting Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship. She is a member of the core faculty of New York University’s Creative Writing Program.

  • Castillo, Elaine photo credit Amaal Said

    Elaine Castillo

    Elaine Castillo

    Elaine Castillo was born in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley. America Is Not the Heart is her first novel.

  • Photo - Jennifer Egan - Carla Cain-Walther

    Jennifer Egan

    Jennifer Egan

    Jennifer Egan is the author of six previous books of fiction: A Visit from the Goon Squad, which won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award; The Keep; the story collection Emerald City; Look at Me, a National Book Award Finalist; The Invisible Circus; and most recently, Manhattan Beach, which won the Carnegie Medal for literary excellence. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, Granta, McSweeney’s, and the New York Times Magazine. She was born in Chicago and raised in San Francisco and lives in New York, where she serves as president of PEN America.

  • Maggie Millner by Jordan Tibero - Carla Cain-Walther

    Maggie Millner

    Maggie Millner

    Maggie Millner’s poetry has appeared in The New Yorker, Ploughshares, Gulf Coast, ZYZZYVA, and elsewhere. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, where she teaches in the Writing Program of Rutgers University and is at work on her first book of poems.

  • Author Juliana Wang

    Xuan Juliana Wang

    Xuan Juliana Wang

    Xuan Juliana Wang was born in Heilongjiang, China, and moved to Los Angeles when she was seven years old. She was a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University and received her MFA from Columbia University. Her work has appeared in the Atlantic, Ploughshares, The Best American Nonrequired Reading, and the Pushcart Prize anthology. She lives in California. Her debut collection of short stories, Home Remedies (Hogarth), was published in 2019.